It’s hardly surprising that this weekly event at Aquarium has a loyal fan base. The all-you-can-eat buffet includes colourful sushi, hot appetisers, a noodle station, fresh salads, miso soup and more. The views over Yas Marina are also unbeatable and you can even stay on afterwards for the ladies’ night.
Dhs115. Sun 7pm-11pm. Yas Marina, Yas Island (50 696 9357).
Steakhouse The Foundry has launched a new lunch deal, and the mere thought of one of the restaurant’s juicy steaks is enough to get our stomachs rumbling. The set menu is designed to be enjoyed in under an hour, and it costs less than Dhs70.
Dhs69. Daily noon-3pm. Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 818 4888).
This hump day deal has really got our taste buds tingling. Yourself and a plus one can get a great deal on a huge juicy steak, two brilliant sides and two lovely desserts at Ray’s Grill.
Dhs600. Tue 7pm-11.30pm. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, West Corniche (02 811 5666).
Al Mabeet restaurant at Jumeirah Al Wathba invites you to enjoy a traditional Bedouin camp-style evening, complete with pan-Arabian cuisine, fire dancers and oud players.
Dhs420 (soft drinks), Dhs520 (house beverages), Dhs590 (premium beverages). Tue-Sat 5pm-11.30pm. Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort and Spa (02 204 4444).
Cheese and antipasti
Break up the working week by treating yourself to a platter of Italian cheese, antipasti and pairing drinks at Spaccanapoli. Go on, you deserve it.
Dhs165. Mon & Wed 6pm-11pm. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah (02 616 6166).
Start the weekend off the right way, or more specifically, with an exceptional meal at The Grill. Choose one quality cut of meat, or go all out and indulge in the three-course set menu and sample a starter and dessert as well. You won’t regret it.
Dhs190 (one cut of meat), Dhs250 (three courses). Thu 6.30pm-10.30pm. Marriott Hotel Al Forsan Abu Dhabi, Al Forsan International Sports Resort, Khalifa City A (02 201 4131).
The Pub Lunch
If you’ve worked hard in your gym class, or if you simply fancy a nice plate of pub grub, there’s nothing like a trip to The Sportsman’s Arms. And now that it’s launched its great-value lunch deal, you can’t keep us away. It features a delicious main dish and a soft drink.
Dhs50. Daily noon-3pm. International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City (02 447 1066).
Got a thing for delicious fromage? We know we have. Now you can pretend you’re tucked away in your own ski chalet in the Alps with the fondue and grape night at The Warehouse. There’ll be plenty of bread and potatoes to dip into your huge pot of melted cheese, and a selection of drinks to go with it all.
Dhs190. Fri 7pm-10pm. Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street (02 307 5591).
Morocco is home to some of the best food in the world, and you can sample everything from tagines to couscous at the Terrace on the Corniche. The buffet of colourful dishes also draws influences from Andalusian Spain, Arabia and France, and it all looks really good.
Dhs195. Fri 7pm-11pm. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, West Corniche (02 694 4553).
Take a seat at Benihana and relax as you enjoy a long night of fresh seafood brought straight to your table. There are also free-flowing Japanese beverages to go with it.
Dhs251. Sat 6pm-11pm. Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 697 9011).
Weekends are for lazy lie-ins and huge breakfasts, and you can grab a full Irish until 1am at PJ O’Reilly’s. There’s also a juice and hot drink thrown in, all for less than Dhs80. Now that’s a deal worth getting out of bed for.
Dhs75. Fri-Sat 9am-1pm. Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah (02 674 2020).
It might not be the most grown up of nights out, but everyone loves a cheeky Nando’s don’t they? Throughout Ramadan the South African food chain is offering some great set menu deals that let you feed four hungry crew for less than Dhs200. The iftar dinners include hummus, rice, wedges, pita, salads, loads of peri-peri spiced chicken and more.
Dhs199 (four people), Dhs119 (two people). Sunset onwards. Various locations, including Shams Boutik, Al Reem Island (600 542 525).